Honors Program Highlights
Undergraduate Program Highlights
New general business major.
College is receiving $1.5 million over three years from the Cleveland
Foundations L. Dale Dorney Fund to extend the colleges
top 20 undergraduate general business curriculum to Ohio States
regional campuses at Lima, Marion, Mansfield and Newark. The program
adds 13 junior and senior level courses to the regional campuses
regular classroom offerings, using a blend of Web-based instruction
and classroom experiences. Students will be able to complete the
BSBA degree with a general business major, beginning with a pilot
program in autumn 2001.
New business minor.
to a Ford Motor Company grant, Fisher College is launching a general
business minor for non-business, Columbus-campus students.
Ohio State undergraduates earning degrees in other colleges of
the university can take a series of five courses that were piloted
this past year: Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management &
Human Resources, and Operations. Rollout of the business minor
begins autumn 2001.
Decade in Review
Includes tracks in business administration and accounting
Offers 75 achievement-based scholarships per year
General Business Major
Distance-based program designed to meet needs throughout
state and region
Leveraged funding through $1.5 million grant from Dorney
of Cleveland Foundation
Available to all university students
Provides a foundation in business fundamentals regardless
E-commerce and entrepreneurship opportunities.
Last year, courses in e-commerce and e-marketing were offered
to undergraduate students. Many Fisher undergraduates also participated
in the first annual Fisher College/Andersen Business Plan Competition.
Education Horizonsa team comprised entirely of undergraduate
studentswas named a finalist in the $100,000 competition
for their plan to develop interactive teaching modules with a
brick and mortar aspect featuring dot.com technologies.
Increased numbers of Fisher undergraduates studied abroad this
year. Eighty-seven students took advantage of global study opportunities
in over 20 countries, including Australia, China, Ecuador, Italy,
Russia and South Africa. More international students also came
to Fisher under new exchange agreements. Twenty-five Fisher undergraduates
studied in Nantes, France, while 50 students from Nantes participated
in business classes this spring. Additionally, 15 other international
undergraduate scholars studied at Fisher this year.
Students initiated Business Builders, a new undergraduate organization
dedicated to helping Ohio State students start and successfully
run their own businesses. Rich Langdale, CEO of NCT Ventures,
spoke at one of the groups first events during Fisher
Pride Week, developed by the Undergraduate Business Student
Forum (UBSF). Fisher Pride Week events focused on enhancing the
Fisher College community and included a faculty/student mixer,
the annual Deans Leadership Conference at Camp Lazarus,
the Fisher Festival in the Fisher College courtyard and a featured
diversity speaker, Donna Alvarado, entrepreneur and politician
within the Reagan administration.
P&G Leadership Advantage Camp.
Twenty-five of the best and brightest undergraduate students at
The Ohio State Universityhalf of them business majorsattended
the second annual Procter & Gamble Leadership Advantage Camp
at Fisher College in January. The two-day event helps students
build on their proven leadership skills through a series of interactive
presentations, lively dialogue and team building activities, culminating
in a business case that involves creating a new brand. R. Kerry
Clark, president of P&Gs global market development organization,
engaged the participants with an informal presentation and conversation
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